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ASUS Eee Pad EP121

ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC
ASUS' new tablets/slates run in Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows Embedded Compact 7

ASUS sparked the netbook craze with its Eee PC family of products. While ASUS isn't the first one to market a tablet device, it's hoping to bring something new to the tablet with a couple of tablet offerings based on Microsoft operating systems.

The first product is called the Eee Pad EP121 and it has a 12.1" display. The device features a CULV Core 2 Duo processor and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. ASUS says that the device can run for up to ten hours on a single charge. Text entry can be accomplished using either the virtual on-screen keyboard or via an external dock/keyboard hybrid apparatus.

The second tablet offering from ASUS is the Eee Pad 101TC. Instead of using a mainstream offering like Windows 7, the 10" Eee Pad 101TC uses Windows Embedded Compact 7.

Not much else is known about the features of the device other than the fact that both will feature a webcam and a USB port for expandability. Engadget reports that the MRSP for the device will range from $399 to $499.

The devices aren't scheduled to be available until Q1 2011, so we're sure that more info about the devices will leak out between now and then.



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Windows CE?
By ImSpartacus on 5/31/10, Rating: 0
RE: Windows CE?
By Lazarus Dark on 5/31/2010 8:15:40 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed, but Android needs a lot of features added for this form factor, most notably USB hosting.


RE: Windows CE?
By Visual on 6/1/2010 5:15:02 AM , Rating: 2
It will be added, because of GoogleTV. Though that would be Android on x86 Atom last I heard, not Tegra... lets hope all platforms can benefit.


Word
By damianrobertjones on 6/1/2010 4:43:21 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sitting next to an Asus R2h right now and its done very well over the years. Damn slow, but still useable. I also recall the Asus R50 and R70(?) which sold around 3 machines since their launch :)

As for Android, which version, which beta, which update? Utter madness, bit still quite good.




Word
By damianrobertjones on 6/1/2010 5:06:44 AM , Rating: 2
"While ASUS isn't the first one to market a tablet device.."

Yes, they've tried before on numerous occasions. Asus R2h, Asus R50 etc




Looking forward to these
By ZachDontScare on 6/2/2010 2:41:16 PM , Rating: 2
I'm really looking forward to finally having available tablet form PCs at a lower cost. I know everone's all ga-ga over the iphone OS and android, but I want to be able to run Windows programs on a tablet - a task not all that difficult with a stylus.

The Asus 'tablet' (as opposed to the Pad) is also an interesting creature. its more of a large e-book reader, but with note-taking capabilities. That might actually do well. It would definately be good for textbooks and professional reference manuals.

btw, Asus also makes (currently) the T91 'convertable' netbook. The screen is smallish, but it can convert into a tablet. So its not like Asus is new into the 'tablet' market.




I want
By michal1980 on 5/31/2010 9:09:57 AM , Rating: 1
one.




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